Coppertone MyUVAlert offers a skin-type assessment tool so you can understand how your skin will respond to sun exposure. Set reminders for reapplication based on activities and personal preferences. This app also provides local UV indices, weather forecasts and sun protection tips.
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Get the best hotel deal
Hotel Tonight releases three hotel deals per city in different categories (from elegant to basic) every day at noon on its app. Prices are consistently lower than what you'd find on other travel sites, and there are hotel pictures and exclusive reviews to help you make the call. Once you download the app, you'll also receive a $25 credit towards your first booking.
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Navigate through airports better
GateGuru is a free mobile application that helps users navigate through airports. It lists eateries, stores and service amenities for over 125 airports that are mostly in the U.S., and also some in Canada, Europe and Asia. There are over 25,000 user reviews to sift through, too, to help you make better choices of vendors. You can also get insight on which pricey airport lounges are worth the splurge.
Locate good, cold beer
Findmytap will do just that. Using this free app, you can search for bars by location that serve your favorite beers on tap. You can also read drinkers' reviews and ratings to help you decide. Your favorite bar not on their list? Give that brewery some love by adding it to Findmytap's growing database.
Create your vacation wishlist
Not quite ready to book anything, but finding lots of places you'd like to visit? Compile them using Spot, a free app that helps travel hopefuls keep track. You can easily share your travel wishlists with friends and family who will have a hand in the travel planning.
Buy cheap gas
Road-trippers, find the cheapest gas around using Gas Buddy. This free app provides real-time gas prices in your area. Users can also report gas prices for a chance to win free gas. That could really come in handy on your next weekend getaway.
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Explore by bike
The BikeBrain Plus, a GPS-powered app, is a fun way to remember where you've cycled - perfect for the traveler pedaling through unfamiliar areas. Share your trip with friends via Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter. This app, which costs $1.99, will also calculate speed, distance and calories.
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Eat politically-correct seafood
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch app provides location-specific recommendations for ocean-friendly seafood, which includes a crowdsourcing feature that helps people find sustainable seafood at the supermarket (for summer grilling) or at restaurants. There's also a sushi guide on this free app that lists fish by Japanese names and common market names - that way, you'll always know what you're eating.
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Find stuff to do
Whether you're away traveling or having a staycation, Goby will help you find stuff to do. This free app detects where you are and offers activity options and events. There's also an advanced search if you want to get specific.
Go to the bathroom stat
When you're traversing through unfamiliar territory or simply out and about locally, it can be difficult to find a bathroom. But when nature calls, you can use SitOrSquat. This free app helps you find a public toilet. All you have to do is enter an address, zip code, city or intersection.
Get a complete guide to Disney Parks with any of these apps. Download one for Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or California Adventure. Users will have attraction details at their fingertips, ranging from guide maps, guest services, even the FASTPASS return-time technology for rides and other activities.
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Guide to cities
Although Lonely Planet's City Guide app is $5.99 (per city), it may be worth it when you're going to a foreign country or a city you've never been before. The app contains hundreds of points of interest with unbiased reviews, detailed offline maps (no roaming charges!), specific neighborhood info from Lonely Planet experts, and more. You can also pay extra for phrasebook apps and audio walking tours.
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Bring a "travel agent" with you
TripCase is a smart travel-management app that allows users to import all of their itinerary information on one digital device. This free app will also monitor your trip with helpful external resources like airline data (to make sure your flight is on track), special opportunities (such as discount vendors and free shuttle services), maps, and weather forecasts.
Eat at a food truck near you
This app is called Roaming Hunger, but it should probably be called Roaming Food. This free app tracks - in real time - gourmet food trucks. Thanks to Roaming Hunger, food-loving city folk won
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Fly by the seat of your (app's) pants
By that we mean, let American Express Travel's NEXTPEDITION plan your trip based on your travel sign. All you have to do is uncover your travel sign on their site, and they'll build your mystery trip for you. Your itinerary will be revealed day by day on a loaned Smartphone called a Travel Console. It will arrive a few days before departure.
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Visit a park
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder helps users find outdoor recreation destinations near and far. Search from over 6,000 national parks, state parks and public lands nationwide with this free app. Plug in your current city or town, or some place you'd like to visit and voila. It'll find a park for you. Maps, important hotlines, lodging and concession information and events are also included.
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Date people who like what you like
Take advantage of the nice weather by finding really creative things to do outdoors with people who like what you like on HowAboutWe. This free app provides real-time access to thousands of nearby date ideas with local singles.
Remember your experiences
Use Retrollect to compile and highlight your experiences this summer (and for the rest of the year even). This free app will grab your photos, tweets, even status updates and showcase them on your mobile device in a really neat way.